United States Department of Agriculture
Plant responses to the environment are complex, and the factors underlying these responses (genetics, physiology, management) have large impacts on forest and range health, productivity, and resilience to disturbances including climate, pathogens, and invasive species. The Genetic and Silvicultural Foundations for Management Team focuses on developing basic and applied information on these factors to inform diverse management options for forest and range plant species.
The Silvicultural Foundations for Management Team research incorporates genetics, genomics, plant biology, physiology, ecology, and silviculture to describe and predict plant spatial genetic variation and plant responses as a function of seed source, geographic location, seasonal rhythms, and environmental stresses. Predictive models from this research can be used at multiple scales to predict: (1) the geographic source of wood or other tissues in support of forensic examinations; (2) the seasonal timing of gene function, onset of spring growth, flowering, or other fitness traits; (3) population fitness due to seed movement during restoration activities; (4) and stand responses to silvicultural treatments.
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